Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle, has announced that plans have been concluded on the establishment of Ruga settlement in the state.
The governor said this when he hosted Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, in the state.
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The federal government had initially planned to establish the settlement to help keep at bay, farmers and herders crises, but the project was suspended following the stiff objection that greeted it from various quarters of the country.
“We in Zamfara have embraced the Ruga concept and will establish three of such in our three senatorial districts,” Matawalle said.
“Already 100 hectares of land each has been earmarked for this purpose where schools, clinics, water and grazing reserves will be provided. This will go a long way in resetting the herdsmen and avert the return of banditry in the state.”
Speaking, Gbajabiamila hailed the governor over the initiative of peace dialogue with bandits in the state. Gbajabiamila noted that things will be done to lift the people out of poverty and thanked the governor for his work on security.
“I commend your governor for his success in so short a time,” he said.